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Strategic Partners

Business partnerships are programs designed to offer a full line of products or services along with an array of value-added customer services tailored to the needs of the university. These partnerships are competitively bid programs for commodities useful to either the entire campus or high volume specialty areas. Along with special pricing based on the University’s total purchasing volume they include any combination of customer services such as web-based on-line ordering, direct package delivery, special freight terms, and convenient summary billing.

When you see , you know that this vendor is part of SmartCART.

Beverage for Office

  • American Coffee Services (coffee, coffee equipment, coffee supplies, and soda under 10 cases only)
    View FAQ for coffee (PDF)‌
  • Aramark Refreshment Services (coffee, coffee equipment, and coffee supplies only)
    View FAQ for coffee (PDF)
  • Pepsi
  • TLC Springs (water and water equipment only)
    View FAQ for water (PDF)
Pepsi logo.

Car Wash Services

  • W.O.W. Car Wash Services
W.O.W. Car Wash Services logo.


  • Apple
  • Dell
  • MCPc
Apple and Dell logos.


  • Meritech
Meritech logo

Gases, Medical Research

  • Airgas Great Lakes
Airgas logo

MRO Supplies

  • Grainger
Grainger logo

Office Supplies

  • Office Depot

Scientific Lab Supplies/Equipment

  • Fisher Scientific
  • VWR
Fisher Scientific logo

Shipping, Ground and Express Mail Services

  • Fed Ex
FedEx logo

Temporary Staffing Services

  • Kelly Services
Kelly Services logo

Transportation Services

  • A Touch of Class
  • Shima
  • Barron's Bus
  • Lakefront Lines

Remember to follow these guidelines when making a purchase:

  • $0 - $4,999: Use PCard or Peoplesoft;
  • $5,000 - $24,999: Obtain 2 quotes; requisition in Peoplesoft;
  • > $25,000: Obtain 3 quotes; procurement specialist can assist with obtaining a quote.